Jam band Railroad Earth kicked off its new tour this week in Asheville, NC in support of its new album “Amen Corner,” a collection...

Jam band Railroad Earth kicked off its new tour this week in Asheville, NC in support of its new album “Amen Corner,” a collection of crisp and crafted roots, bluegrass, and acoustic songs, to be released on June 10. The band is touring all summer through September 27 in San Francisco, CA, with more dates expected to be added in August.

Written and recorded at lead singer/songwriter Todd Sheaffer’s 300 year-old farmhouse in New Jersey’s rural countryside, the album is, literally and figuratively, the rustic sound of a band happy to be at home.

“Normally you come home after six weeks on the road and jump into the studio, all frazzled because you don’t have much left in the tank,” Sheaffer said in a statement. “This time I feel like we’ve invited our friends into our living room and that’s basically how we recorded it. We wanted for years to try working this way and I’m so happy we were finally able to do it.”

That “less is more” attitude is also evident in the band’s and record label’s decision to make the album as “green” as possible. All promotional posters, postcards and tour materials will be printed on FSC Certified paper using soy based inks.

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Railroad Earth itinerary:

June 4 The Orange Peel Asheville NC
June 5 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA
June 6 Riverbend Festival Chattanooga TN
June 7 Bama Jam Enterprise AL
June 10 Vintage Vinyl St. Louis MO 6pm In-Store Performance
June 10 Blueberry Hill St. Louis MO
June 11 The Crossroads Kansas City KS
June 13-14 Ogden Theatre Denver CO CD Release Party!
June 16 The Paladium Salt Lake City UT
June 17 The Big Easy Concert House Boise ID
June 19 McDonald Theatre Eugene OR
June 20 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR
June 21 The Showbox Seattle WA
June 28 Community Theatre at Mayo Center for Performing Arts Morristown NJ
July 1 Summerfest 2008 Milwaukee WI
July 3 Rothbury Music Festival Rothbury MI
July 4-5 High Sierra Music Festival Quincy CA
July 13 All Good Music Festival Masontown WV
July 25 Floydfest Floyd VA
July 27 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Hillsdale NY
August 1 Dunegrass Festival Empire MI
August 2 Silver Maple Music Festival Comstock Park MI
August 13-14 YarmonyGrass Copper Mountain CO
September 4 9:30 Club Washington DC
September 5 The Fillmore at the Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia PA
September 6 The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza New York NY
September 13 Barrymore Theatre Madison WI
September 14 Miramar Theater Milwaukee WI
September 16 The Cabooze Minneapolis MN
September 17 The Englert Theater Iowa City IA
September 19-20 Fox Theater Boulder CO
September 22 Orpheum Theatre Flagstaff AZ
September 23 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA
September 26-27 The Fillmore San Francisco CA